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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and The Concussion Debate

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:30+00:00 January 15th, 2016|cte, traumatic brain injury|

Like many in my field, I have been closely following both the debate and the science around chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  I am a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and a neuropsychologist whose 21st century training occurred in the neuroscience cauldron of the San Francisco Bay area, where we were surrounded by brain research [...]

Making a Comeback After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)!: Tips for the Person Who Has Survived a Severe Brain Injury

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 25th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

These are important tips that can be shared with people who have experienced a severe traumatic brain injury, and their families: 1)  Stay positive.  The way you talk and think about your recovery affects the way you feel about it, so it’s important to have a positive attitude.  Always remember that you are a survivor [...]

The Role of the Neuropsychologist in the Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation Case

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 25th, 2015|concussion, forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, traumatic brain injury|

Put simply, a neuropsychologist is an expert on brain-behavior relationships.  If a person experiences injury to brain tissue, there can be an impact on cognitive, behavioral, and personality functioning, depending on the severity of the brain injury, the part(s) of the brain impacted, and a host of other factors.  The neuropsychologist is an expert on [...]

Brain Injury 101: A Guide from a North Carolina Neuropsychologist

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 25th, 2015|traumatic brain injury|

Every brain injury is different.  The frontal lobes and temporal lobes can be susceptible to injury because of the location of bone near the brain.  The frontal lobes are particularly important for planning, organization, problem-solving, memory, impulse control, decision-making, selective attention, and control of behavior and emotions.  The temporal lobes are located on the sides [...]

Should My Client Get Functional Neuroimaging?: The Forensic Neuropsychologist – Attorney Dialogue

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 18th, 2015|criminal forensic neuropsychology, forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

Should My Client Get Functional Neuroimaging?:  The Forensic Neuropsychologist - Attorney Dialogue Questions abound regarding the role of neuroimaging in the courtroom and its relationship to neuropsychological testing, behavioral disturbance, and day to day functioning.  There have been recent advances in neuroimaging, resulting in functional neuroimaging methods such as SPECT, PET, QEEG, MEG, DTI, and [...]

Memory Strategies for Veterans with TBI and PTSD

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 6th, 2015|traumatic brain injury|

Memory Strategies for Veterans with TBI and PTSD Here are some memory strategies that can be used for Veterans with TBI and PTSD.  They are from my 8 years of work with Veterans with TBI and PTSD, and many of the ideas came from Veterans themselves. Remembering _______ I gotta do (healthcare appointments, paying bills, [...]

Is Rest after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for the Best?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 6th, 2015|traumatic brain injury|

Is Rest after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for the Best? There was a report on National Public Radio this morning related to this topic which provides a fascinating update for those of us engaged in traumatic brain injury (TBI) care.  A recent study at the Cleveland Clinic concluded that "People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster [...]

What if Post-Concussive Symptoms Aren’t Really Post-Concussive in Some Cases?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 4th, 2015|forensic neuropsychology, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

What if Post-Concussive Symptoms Aren’t Really Post-Concussive in Some Cases? Recently there has been quite a bit of discussion among forensic neuropsychologists about young people who, while considered previously healthy and high achieving, are now reporting quite a bit of decline in functioning following experiencing a single very mild concussion, where in most cases symptom [...]

Neuropsychology for the Attorney: Differences Between Forensic Neuropsychologists and Neurologists

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Neuropsychology for the Attorney:  Differences Between Neuropsychologists and Neurologists Attorneys should understand the difference between what the 2 specialties of neuropsychology and neurology can provide, in a way that goes beyond “neurologists can prescribe medications and neuropsychologists cannot.”  Although neurologists and neuropsychologists work as a team in the medical center setting, our roles are different.  [...]

The IME for Brain Injury: Anticipating Controversies in the Courtroom

By | 2015-08-27T18:32:19+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

The IME for Brain Injury:  Anticipating Controversies in the Courtroom While there are some advantages to retaining a forensic neuropsychologist who is very experienced with years of practice under his or her belt, standards of practice and research on assessment of concussion and malingering have evolved rapidly over the past several years.  It is very [...]